CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

A community in Mena, Ethiopia, is running a community-based breeding project with their sheep. After 5 years, researchers are seeing positive results in terms of people's livelihods and income, collective efforts, community empowerment, and the quality of the local sheep. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

Women fish retailers in Egypt are often forced to pay unofficial fees for their roadside market stalls. An interactive theatre project has helped boost the confidence and ability of these women to lobby their local government for retail licenses to protect their safety and rights as workers.

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Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

The intention of the organizers of the 'African Dairy Seminar' (21-24 September 2014) was, from the start, to organize a 'different kind of event', realizing that a lot of workshops are run in a rather standard kind of way. The difference this time? Good content and questions, a good mix of participants, and useful (graphic) facilitation - with all that this encompasses... Continue reading

Maarifa, Oct/2014

Two senior agricultural economists with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) were among the speakers during the 10th African Dairy conference and Exhibition held in Nairobi on 24 to 26 September 2014, during which they shared on dairy production and the policy and economic issues facing the dairy sector. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Oct/2014

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

On 25 and 26 September, ILRI staff and national partners met to review and plan activities to transform the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

Click on the slides below to view a 'Storify' collection of highlights of inputs and outputs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the CGIAR Development Dialogues, held at Columbia University, in New York City, last week (25 Sep 2014). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

The problem of slaughter waste management and its relevance to public health in Uganda has not yet been described in the literature. Zoonotic pathogens on contaminated carcasses such as E. coli, Salmonella and Cryptosporidium can be directly transmitted to meat handlers and consumers; but they can also have an indirect impact. Diseases can also be … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2014

Tropentag is a major annual conference on tropical agriculture in Central Europe. This year, to mark 40 years of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a side event at the conference to showcase its work. A poster on the Safe Food, Fair Food project was presented during a special ILRI poster … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Brian Kawuma
Communications Specialist

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ILRI people working on this research program

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Brian Kawuma
Communications Specialist
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Danilo Pezo
Country Representative /Animal Nutritionist / Project Leader Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development in Uganda Project

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